A rendering from the Destination Crenshaw project shows the upper-level viewing deck of the proposed Sankofa Park, located where Crenshaw and Leimert boulevards split. (Perkins+Will). Featured Image
The Randy’s Donut is bright yellow as the Rams head to the Super Bowl. And as the Lunar New Year approaches, I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s most essential non-yellow donut cultural news:
TURNING CRENSHAW INTO A DESTINATION
The Destination Crenshaw project is set to turn a 1.3-mile stretch of Crenshaw Boulevard into an outdoor museum celebrating L.A.’s African American history. The project’s design will be overseen by architecture firm Perkins + Will and has been spearheaded by City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, rapper Nipsey Hussle and California African American Museum deputy director Naima Keith. The Times’ Makeda Easter has the story. Los Angeles Times
KCRW’s Frances Anderton also speaks to Destination Crenshaw’s organizers, one of whom describes the project as a response to “wack” public art proposals by LA Metro. Design and Architecture.